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20 Photo Collage Maker Apps That Are Ridiculously Easy To Use

Looking for an amazing photo collage maker? Churn out some A+ collages with these fun, simple collage apps, online collage makers, and collage creators!

Photo collages are hot these days. Social media is bursting with them. They’re in practically every ad. And they make an amazing addition to your online portfolio, showing prospective clients that you’re up on all the latest design crazes.

Want to tap into the trend for yourself but unsure what the best photo collage maker is? Sure, you could throw a collage together in Photoshop, but why bother when there are tons of other collage apps and online collage makers out there that are both easy and fun to use?

We’ve rounded up the 20 best collage apps—including a few free (!) collage makers—that you can use to churn out your collage creations. Let’s take a look!

Free Collage Makers

PicCollage

Works With: iOS, Android

Pic Collage features a wealth of different layouts and hundreds of preset templates for each. You can import and place each photo by hand, or, if you don’t have an eye for making collages on your own, you can let chance do the work for you. Let the app run wild and it’ll randomly populate the frames with your phone’s album photos.

There are also some powerful editing functions under the hood that should stimulate your creativity. Just like in higher-end layout software and online photo editors, you’ve got a fair amount of control over photo placement. This allows you to zoom and crop on a detail, shuffle and rotate your pictures, and even add details from a wealth of border and drop shadow options. You can also add some stickers, doodles, special effects, and captions. With so many options, you could end up tinkering for hours. Luckily, Pic Collage allows you to save works in progress, so you can return to your masterpieces later.

Layout from Instagram

Works With: iOS, Android

This photo collage maker was created by the same developers who gave us Instagram, so you no longer need any third-party software to help make your Insta work look good. The layout section is (unsurprisingly) Layout’s strongest feature, allowing you to drag and drop photos, and then tweak, tinker, and edit via pinch-zooming. As far as picture collage apps go, this is one of the most user-friendly. Here’s a small caveat: since it focuses so much on layouts, the program does suffer from a lack of built-in photo editing capability. That said, what it does, it does well.

Adobe Spark

Works With: iOS, Android

Spark might not have been created specifically as a photo collage maker, but it does that job really nicely. Although Adobe products are renowned for being quality products, this app is far more approachable and user-friendly than the pro Suite. Adobe Spark can indeed spark your creativity, while also helping you to create a professional-looking online photo collage to show off on social media.

Spark allows you to make video posts as well, with simple editing and caption tools. You can even add music. Although this is a great collage app, this program is also known as a high-quality story generator, as it also allows you to create video.

BeFunky Collage Maker

Works With: Mac, Linux, and PC

BeFunky is the ideal collage app, as it easy to use, online, and cheap. It’s also a good photo collage maker for beginners since it’s quite intuitive. In addition to the online collage maker, you can get the mobile app so you can unleash your creative prowess anywhere you go. Take advantage of the cloud! No matter where your creative content is stored, BeFunky allows you to easily import images directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, and Facebook. Need more pics? It’s integrated with stock sites like Unsplash.

BeFunky has a wide range of collage creator templates, too. It even allows you to experiment with layouts on the fly without having to re-import your images. If you’re feeling daring and want to throw everything to chance, you can even give the steering wheel over to BeFunky, and it’ll automatically create a collage for you! Once you’re done, it’s just a click to automatically share it on the usual suspects like Facebook and Twitter.

MOLDIV

Works With: iOS, Android “Everything you could wish for in photography” is a bold claim. If your wish was for an all-in-one camera, editing suite and free photo collage maker, however, MOLDIV is just the ticket. It has a dynamic range of predefined magazine-calibre layouts. Even if you don’t have the layout skills, MOLDIV will hold your hand, guiding you to polished designs.

Thankfully, the picture collage app section is non-destructive, i.e. you can keep tweaking away without losing any progress if you end up following a tangent that doesn’t lead anywhere.

Like any good photo collage app, MOLDIV also gives you access to a whole palette of tools to customize your work. There’s no lack of inspiration here, with over 250 fonts, hundreds of patterns, labels, and all the stamps and speech bubbles to choose from.

PicPlayPost

Works With: iOS, Android

We all love to share stories. After all, there’s no better way to generate interest than by giving a peek into your creative process, and giving your followers a look behind the scenes. Do your photo collage maker interests go above and beyond flat images?

Depending on where your creative talents lie, video might be a fun medium for you to capture your spontaneous artistic moments. In a landscape dominated by photo-only collage apps, PicPlayPost comes to the rescue with full video integration.

You thought you were wowing viewers with your growing online photo collage skills, but with PicPlayPost, you can up your game by showing off multiple videos at once. There is a whole range of different framed arrangements to get you started, and you can select various aspect ratios and resize frames independently. It might sound complicated, but the controls respond to intuitive gestures like pinch-zooming.

Once you’ve put together your masterpiece, you can even dress it with music before posting to social (PicPlayPost is fully integrated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube).

PicsArt Photo Editor & Collage

Works With: iOS, Android

Collage app PicsArt Photo Editor & Collage has the bonus of giving you a platform to share your work with the growing PicsArt community. Collaboration is big thing for PicsArt; for example, you can use it to share an online photo collage with a group of up to 50 friends for an all-out Battle Royale of stickers, doodles, text, and drawings. PicsArt even gives inspirational prompts by holding themed contests where you can share your creations with the community. As far as online collage maker apps go, this is one of the most smile-inspiring.

Fuzel Collage

**Works With: iOS, Android

This cute little collage maker has numerous templates, stickers, and labels to choose from, and is incredibly easy to use. There’s no limit on how many pictures you add, so if you feel like making a collage with 10, 50, or even 100 images, go for it!

It runs really well, and allows you to shoot new photos with the app, so you don’t need to switch back and forth from your camera. Better still, Fuzel also integrates with Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram, so you can grab images from any of your social media platforms to play with. Then, try animating them, and splash them across Instagram to impress your friends.

Pic Stitch

**Works With: iOS, Android

Do you like apps that allow you to add watermarks, text, and doodles? Or do you prefer a wide array of layouts to choose from? Pic Stitch has both, with a super-easy interface. With over 200 template options, you’re sure to find the ones you like best. It also has training prompts, so even newbies can become online photo collage experts in no time flat.

PhotoGrid

**Works With: iOS, Android

If you really enjoy being creative with your social media posts, then this is the photo collage maker for you. Transform your photos into classical paintings or add fairy princess filters (you know you want to…) and then blast your creations on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and more. You can add up to 15 photos to your collage, choosing from over 300 different grid layouts. There are even animated GIF options for extra sparkle. Do you like to make memes? PhotoGrid’s great for that, too. It even allows you to create old-school film-strip-style online photo collages, both vertical and horizontal! You can blur stuff, add graffiti and stickers, and even integrate video.

Canva Collage Templates

**Works With: Most Browsers

Customizing designs has never been easier with Canva photo collage software. There are so many different templates available, and you can add all kinds of icons and borders to your collages. One of Canva’s best features is that you can download your creation in several different formats, including PNG, JPG, and PDF.

As an added bonus, this app allows you to add bleed space as well as crop marks. On the off chance that you love your photo collage so much that you want to print it, you’re set.

(Google Photos)[https://photos.google.com/]

Works With: iOS, Android

Our benevolent Google overlords also have a photo collage maker that we can play with. It’s a bit more limited than some of the other apps, as there are only six different collage types available. This isn’t the ideal choice for people who want to do a lot of photo editing, but it’s an easy, free collage maker. Its main “wow” factor is that it has really powerful search technology. You can search for specific people in your folders, and Google Photos even gives recommendations about which images to use. Spruce them up with a few simple filters, and voila!

Pic Jointer for Photo Collage

Works With: iOS, Android

Pic Jointer has been rated as one of the best collage apps out there, and after using it a few times, you can understand why. Its easy interface allows you to edit really minute details, lending a professional quality to all the images you share.

There are many filters to choose from, as well as tons of cool fonts, layouts, frames, stickers, and more. It’s also one of the only apps that allows you to mirror and zoom into photos with ease.

PhotoCollage

Works With: iOS, Android, Most Browsers

This is one of the more convenient online collage makers out there, as it lets you use all kinds of keyboard shortcuts to create beautiful collages. You can edit images, choose from a variety of different templates, and add text. It has several gorgeous fonts (and effects for all of them), and its UI is incredibly straightforward.

It’s a good option if you want a basic, quick-and dirty online photo collage without all the bells and whistles that other apps offer. You can’t add filters, effects, or stickers, but you can whip a decent collage together in a minute or two.

Paid Photo Collage Makers

PiZap

Works With: iOS, Android Price: Free (Basic), $5.99/month (Pro)

The words “fun” and “silly” seem to crop up when describing many of PiZap’s controls—but that’s the best part! In the social media world, you sometimes need to be a bit zany to stand out. The app is chock-full of super-fun stickers and doodles, giving a bit of a Japanese photo booth vibe. Of course, the downside to this free-spirited photo collage maker is a lack of serious editing options. But, man, is it fun! (Want more fun apps? Check out our round-up of social media graphics apps!)

Fotor Collage Maker

Works With: iOS, Android Price: Free (Basic), $8.99/month (Pro)

Fotor Collage Maker has been around since 2012 as an all-in-one online photo editor, offering a range of robust tools to anyone with a browser—and, now, it’s available as a free collage maker for your phone.

Free doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful! In fact, this photo editor can handle all the popular image formats, including RAW file editing. That’s both a rarity and a boon to amateur and professional photographers alike, and is ideal for all kinds of online photo collage experimentation.

Try out the free version, both online and as an app. It’s a good place for those with limited exposure to photo editing software to get their feet wet. Paying for the Fotor Pro at $8.99 opens up exclusive photo filters and effects, which is ideal for a photo collage maker.

Ribbet

Works With: iOs Price: Free, $4.95/month, +in-app

Considered by many to be the best collage app for iPhone, Ribbet it ports many of the same features that made their website popular in the first place. It’s great for beginners as well as professionals, as their photo editing tools go rather deep. It’ll allow you to make edits to your online photo collage with a range of built-in filters. The Pro tools option opens up even more darkroom features, allowing you to dodge and burn right on your phone.

The app comes loaded with over 100 hand-chosen fonts that can guide the typographically timid away from Papyrus and Comic Sans!.

Diptic

Works With: iOS Price: $2.99 (Plus additional layouts for $0.99 each)

If you’re looking for a fun way to integrate videos and photos into one fancy collage frame, try Diptic. This photo collage app lets you compose really engaging content, with all kinds of different templates, frames, and fonts. It has over 190 different layout options, a plethora of gorgeous fonts, high-resolution export, and 14 different filters. You can even swap media between frames, so integrating video clips (and adding music!) is a breezy dream. Best of all, its pinch-zoom interface is very user-friendly, so people of all ages and skill sets can enjoy using it.

Photovisi

Works With: Most Browsers

Price: Free (Basic), $4.99/month (Premium)

If you’re aiming to create really cool images, but aren’t big on editing, check out Photovisi. This web-based app is super-easy to use, and gives you the option to turn your online photo collage into a greeting card or banner. It’s great for sharing vacation images with friends and family, and even grabbing the best of them to transform into a printed calendar (or even a printed wedding invitation?) when you get back.

While Photovisi has a lot of great templates, it doesn’t allow you to do any kind of photo editing. Also, you need to pay for the Premium plan to actually download your photo collage without a watermark on it.

PicMonkey

Works With: Most Browsers

Price: from $5.99/month (free trial available)

PicMonkey is a great all-around photo editor, and allows you to create both gridded online photo collages, and freestyle versions. You can be as creative as you like! It has over 50 effects to play with—ranging from classic to painterly—with several different filter and text options as well.

This photo collage app has an extra feature that you might be interested in if you work in social media, or collaborate with others to create engaging content. For a little over $25/month, you have the option to use their team features. This includes everything from their Pro options (namely unlimited Hub storage and access to literally any typeface on your computer), but you also get access to management tools, and a group discount.

Test out PicMonkey with their week-long free trial offer before committing to buying it, and see if it would work for you and your crew.

Don’t Forget to Upload Your Collage Creations to Your Online Portfolio

Now that you have all these amazing collages under your belt, make sure to upload them to your online portfolio—potential clients will want to know that you have this must-have skill! Don’t have one yet? Just use a website builder to create one in minutes.

Choose an online portfolio with gorgeous themes that suit your style and a variety of fresh fonts. Other cool features to keep your eye out for include a built-in store and blog.

Many of these collage apps are designed to work with Instagram—so your smartest move would be to pick an online portfolio that’s integrated with Instagram. That way, your collages will appear on both your Insta and your website. Easy!

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We can’t wait to see what amazing collages you come up with!

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